The Wall Street Journal (12/28, A6, Hagerty, Subscription Publication) reports that starting New Year’s Day, many smokers will find that new bans at companies and governments will go into effect. Employees of 3M and Delaware’s state government will no longer be allowed to smoke. A law approved in North Dakota would also ban smoking in bars and motels, as well as within 20 feet of doors near public buildings. Similar secondhand smoke laws are also being explored nationwide, such as in Bangor, Maine and San Francisco.
— “Curbs on Smokers Continue to Grow,”James Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2012.